Local business women offer scholarship for participating in 2020 census


EDINBURG, Texas – Two business women in the Valley are trying to get high school seniors to participate in the 2020 census.

The pair are giving away a scholarship to Nikki Rowe seniors who submit entries based on census response confirmations.

“[We are trying to promote] the next generation of leaders by providing education and awareness on the importance of participating in the census. So, what we did is create a program which is a census scholarship where they would qualify to be able to participate in a scholarship raffle by just submitting a confirmation of a census,” said Thelma Tamez, diversity specialist with La Encantada Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

The census determines how much funding programs in the Valley will receive.

It is believed the Valley is typically undercounted.

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